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    what is the best way to explain it to a group of year7
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    (Original post by meme12)
    what is the best way to explain it to a group of year7
    1:2 - For every green apple, you have 2 red apples.

    Simples.
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    that's it, I'm thinking maybe I have to explain more
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    (Original post by meme12)
    that's it, I'm thinking maybe I have to explain more
    How about if we are booked to do a job worth 150 but because I am the boss and twice as qualified I get twice as much so we share the cash 2:1 so using ratio a good way of sharing fairly
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    (Original post by meme12)
    that's it, I'm thinking maybe I have to explain more
    If you have a set amount of items, lets say 200 apples, and 150 are green while 50 are red, then this ratio is 150:50 (green to red) [and the numbers add up to the quantity] so just explain to the students that this can be simplified into a 3:1 ratio, not sure how you'd explain the simplification lol.

    Perhaps 200=50R+150G (where red and green denote colours)
    4=R+3G, so the ratio is 3:1

    Last time I had anything to do with Y7 was 6 years ago so I dont even remember how much they know lol.
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    that's great thank you
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    would the objective be :

    calculate the ratio of given quantities
    simplify the ratio
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    (Original post by meme12)
    would the objective be :

    calculate the ratio of given quantities
    simplify the ratio
    Simple enough, yeah.
 
 
 
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